Bielema settles on Smith as defensive coordinator

Posted: February 9, 2014 at 3:14 a.m.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema speaks during a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the university's football complex.

Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema ended his search for a defensive coordinator right where some analysts projected it began.


Robb Smith was defensive coordinator at Rutgers in 2012.

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